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The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

The Girl Can't Help It
6.9 Rating
(44 ratings)
6.9 IMDB rating

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Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell

Tom Miller
Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Jerri Jordan
Edmond O

Edmond O'Brien

Marty 'Fats' Murdock
Julie London

Julie London

Herself
Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony

Himself
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Barry the Paperboy
Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Mousie
John Emery

John Emery

Wheeler


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Frank Tashlin

Frank Tashlin

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Herbert Baker

Herbert Baker

(screenplay)


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The Girl Can't Help It

1 year, 11 months ago at Mar 5 20:02
Sprinkled with a glossy coat of 1950s rock and roll pioneers appearing for quick cameos, The Girl Can’t Help It takes square aim at the payola scandal, America’s breast obsession and a satirical variation of Born Yesterday. And with Frank Tashlin running the show, you know that the whole thing is going to be a slightly bonkers cartoon, like a “Merrie Melodies” turned flesh-and-blood.
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Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.
Release date: 1 December 1956
1956 (6), Comedy (5), 1950s (5), Musical (4), Music (3), Romance (3), Gangster (3), Rock 'n' Roll (2), 50s (1), Blonde Bombshell (1), Jayne Mansfield (1), Satire (1), Gangsters (1), Usa (1), Rock N Roll (1)
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The Girl Can't Help It

“Sprinkled with a glossy coat of 1950s rock and roll pioneers appearing for quick cameos, The Girl Can’t Help It takes square aim at the payola scandal, America’s breast obsession and a satirical variation of Born Yesterday. And with Frank Tashlin running the show, you know that the whole thing is going to be a slightly bonkers cartoon, like a “Merrie Melodies” turned flesh-and-blood.

Tom Ewell, taking his character from Seven-Year-Itch to its logical and insane conclusion, plays a drunken ad man on the way down the corporate ladder who gets roped into a mobster’s scheme to turn his pneumatic but seemingly talentless girlfriend into a star. It doesn’t take much to see where the satire comes in, and the basic plot follows Born Yesterday fairly closely.

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